In a swimming pool filled with Camas High School boys, Nathan Milojevic and Geer McGee are standing tall for Washougal.
“We’re the only ones who get to say ‘go Washougal,” McGee said. “We yell it as loud as we can.”
The North County co-op program brings swimmers from Camas, Washougal, Hockinson, Prairie, Battle Ground and Woodland high schools together at LaCamas Swim & Sport. It has become a platform where Panthers and Papermakers can train together and cheer each other on during the meets.
“It’s like a whole new sport and something completely different to do for our school,” Milojevic said. “A lot of my friends and my teachers like it, but probably only half of the school knows about it.”
Milojevic, a senior, was the first Washougal boy to join the program two years ago.